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How marine ecosystems react to offshore wind farms study

How marine ecosystems react to offshore wind farms study: A current £7 million research programme to investigate the impact of offshore wind farms on UK marine ecosystems has been started. The ECOWind (Ecological Consequences of Offshore Wind) programme, a joint shared project managed by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in cooperation with The Crown…
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48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages: Renewables projects labelled as “scoping” currently represents 50% or 48.9GW of the total viable pipeline capacity*, according to the latest analysis from Cornwall Insight. Of this 48.9GW “scoping” total, 38.6GW is from offshore wind, 5.0GW from battery projects, 3.0GW from onshore wind and 1.5GW from solar…
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Offshore wind spurs generation placed under CfD scheme

Offshore wind spurs generation placed under CfD scheme: Research from Cornwall Insight shows that the role of Contracts for Difference (CfD) generators in the electricity market continues to expand, and Allocation Round 4 (AR4) to be held later in 2021 will only expand this role further. Key findings 2GW of installed capacity supported by the…
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Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW: The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveal the pipeline of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales currently stands at 86GW. The research also shows 40.6GW of sites are classified with a development status of “scoping”. This is where sites…
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Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing

Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing: The Crown Estate has reported that it has begun working on providing a new leasing system for early commercial-scale floating wind projects situated in the Celtic Sea. The new leasing possibility will be created for projects with a total capacity of about 300MW, as much as…
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Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030

Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030

Current offshore wind pipeline falls short of 40GW by 2030: Latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Renewables pipeline tracker report‘ show that even if all current offshore wind sites with leasing are developed in the coming years, total offshore wind capacity would only reach 29.7GW by 2030. The report currently tracks 22 sites across both floating…
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Crown Estate seeks input for 1GW of floating offshore wind

Crown Estate seeks input for 1GW of floating offshore wind: The Crown Estate has started a call for proof on how to attain the government’s desire of deploying 1GW of floating wind projects by 2030. They are seeking aspects on how best to speed up the development of floating wind in the UK, including feedback…
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